Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.


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core definition

Psychology, originally the science of the nature and functions of the human soul, now refers to the study of the human mind.

explanatory context

Psychology tends to concentrate on the individual rather than the social.

Social psychology is an attempt to link individual psychology to the sociological study of the social world.

analytical review

associated issues


related areas

See also




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